Set in the lush locale of Napa Valley, California, Crafting a Life, LLC, is an events and media business founded by Pokey Bolton that focuses on high-end art retreats (namely Craft Napa) in Napa Valley. Retreats focus on quilting, sewing, fiber art, surface design, art journaling, and mixed media in a scenic setting in Napa (and beyond).

About the Founder

Pokey Bolton is founder of Quilting Arts and Cloth Paper Scissors magazines, and founding host of Quilting Arts TV on PBS, hosting the internationally televised show for seasons 1-13. She was also the Chief Creative Officer at Quilts, Inc., the parent company of the International Quilt Festivals and Quilt Markets. With her experience in publishing, media, events, and craft adventures (by land and sea), she founded Crafting a Life, LLC, a media and events company based in Napa, CA.

To contact Pokey, you can reach her via email at



Crafting a Life, LLC, PO Box 10368, Napa, CA 94581